ARCCO e-Bulletin vol.11 #1

April 9, 2013

ARCCO’s 3rd Party Organizational Review and Member Survey Results

ARCCO has been working with Jerry Smith, General Manager of FIRST STAGE Consulting and Heather Young, Principal, Young Associates and consultant for FIRST STAGE on its 3rd Party Organizational Review project since January 2011.

During ARCCO’s November 2012 Annual General Meeting, ARCCO was pleased to have Jerry Smith’s presentation during Show Me the Money V.2, where Jerry presented FIRST STAGE’s analysis of the two surveys which ARCCO carried out within the past year, as part of the Organizational Review. ARCCO received responses from over 60 individuals reflecting some 26 different artist-run centres across the province in order to seek feedback and guidance that would assist the Programming Committee to identify topics, themes and issues that could be relevant to the membership of ARCCO. Between May and June 2012, ARCCO staff carried out interviews with 30 ARCCO membership organizations, gathering input on the centres themselves, their operations and their programming, as well as a profile of the respondents.

ARCCO has since posted the presentation slides featuring a summary of the results:

Show Me the Money V.2 (pdf):
Download the Presentation

Both of these surveys will be vital tools as ARCCO determines future programming and service goals. The information collected during the Administrator’s Survey will be essential to strengthening ARCCO’s existing advocacy platform.

ARCCO’s 3rd Party Organizational Review is generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.


ARCCO Board of Directors 2013

ARCCO welcomes new board member Fynn Leitch, Director of Artspace to its Board of Directors. Our current team will be instrumental in developing ARCCO’s strategic plan.

ARCCO Board, 2013:
Clayton Windatt, President – White Water Gallery, North Bay
Paul Walty, Past President – La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, Sudbury
Josefa Radman, Vice-President – Factory Media Centre, Hamilton
Laura Margita, Treasurer and Secretary – Gallery 101, Ottawa
Christine Burchnall, Trustee – Artcite Inc., Windsor
Fynn Leitch, Trustee – Artspace, Peterborough

Jewell Goodwyn, Executive Director
Axl T. Ernst, Executive Assistant


New Affiliate Members

ARCCO would like to welcome the following new Affiliate member organizations that are part of the ARCCO Halpenny Insurance Program:

2 Women Productions
Artsbuild Ontario
Arts Council Haliburton Highlands
Arts Council Windsor & Region
Arts Etobicoke
Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists – Ontario Chapter
CCI – Ontario Presenting Network
Centre3 for Print and Media Arts
Coalition of New Canadians for Arts and Culture (CNCAC)
Council for the Arts in Ottawa
Durham West Arts Centre
Elora Arts Council
Evolution Theatre
IPSITA Nova Dance Projects
Literary Arts Windsor
Kingston Regional Arts Council
Loop Gallery
Ottawa Storytellers
Markham Arts Council
Mayworks Festival of Working People & the Arts
Myths and Mirrors Community Arts
Propeller Dance
Pen Canada
Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society
River and Sky
Savoy Society of Ottawa
Suzuki Music
Smiths Falls and District Arts & Culture Council
The MT Space
Tottering Biped Theatre
Tweed & Area Arts Council
Windsor Endowment for the Arts
York Region Arts Council



The ARCCO/Halpenny Insurance Program is a commercial property and liability insurance program specifically created for non-profit arts organization by Halpenny Insurance Brokers Ltd.

To learn more about theARCCO/Halpenny Insurance Program for Ontario non-profit arts organizations please visit: 

Ontario Arts Day – Protecting the Public’s Investment in Ontario Arts

Throughout the months of December 2012 and January 2013, ARCCO, alongside members of the PASO Coalition, national art service organizations and representatives and stakeholders in the Ontario art community spoke with local MPPs to address the importance of sustaining the current funding to the Ontario Arts Council. This highly successful campaign allowed MPPs the opportunity to meet with some of their constituents and, in many cases, connect with artists and arts organizations they had never met before.

Over 80 regional representatives participated, engaging in meetings with MPPs across the province to ensure that as many MPPs as possible were aware of the benefits that the arts bring to their communities. ARCCO invited representatives to speak on behalf of Ontario’s Artist-Run Centre community.

MPPs uniformly expressed their interest and support of the social and economic benefits of the arts, and some meetings yielded very important results to the benefit of Ontario arts organizations.

The Ontario Arts Council was delighted that so many arts representatives volunteered to participate in the endeavour. OAC acknowledged the community representatives who took the time to speak on behalf of the entire arts community and the importance of support from public funders and, in particular, the Ontario Arts Council.  
Advocate Year Round
By Clayton Windatt, ARCCO President and Director, White Water Gallery

It’s important for those of us who advocate in the arts to keep up our presence in our home regions. The Coalition for the Arts’ “Day on the Hill” advocacy event last October triggered a huge response from Canadian arts service organizations and other interested individuals who show extra dedication to supporting the arts industry. Over 120 arts leaders from across the country representing all artistic disciplines participated in the one day event on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, where mixed groups of arts advocates met with several Members of Parliament to communicate the need for sustained funding for the arts as it provides one of the highest ratios of economic growth for investment in our country. This event was a concentrated effort and it made a big impact on many MPs that represent communities from across the country. Now it’s time for everyone to do more at home to keep that enthusiasm going…

Read full article here.



New Ontario Cabinet

On February 11, 2013, Kathleen Wynne was officially sworn in as Ontario’s new Premier and announced her new cabinet lineup of 27 ministers, 20 of whom have new portfolios, and an additional 10 new members. ARCCO is pleased to see that the Honourable Michael Chan has been re-appointed to his position as the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

For more information on the Ontario Provincial Cabinet and its members, please visit:



ARCCO gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Trillium Foundation are agencies of the Government of Ontario.

P.O. Box 44026
431 Richmond Street
London, Ontario N6A 5R0
Jewell Goodwyn
ARCCO Executive Director
Axl T. Ernst
Executive Assistant[at]gmail[dot]com

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